SEN and Additional Support

Our Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) is: Miss Laura Moore
Our SEN Local Board Member is: Mr Richard Brown
Huish School welcomes children of all abilities and from all backgrounds.  The School aims to provide pupils with a secure and stimulating environment in which they can develop their full potential and learn to respect themselves, others and their immediate and wider environment.  Children are entitled to the widest possible educational experience, and it is our policy to provide pupils, who have special educational needs of whatever kind, with support tailored to their individual needs, so that the pupil is able to have access to a broad and balanced curriculum, including the National Curriculum.
The teachers design their learning activities in ways that are suitable for the whole range of our pupils.  However, from time to time, some children will experience difficulties in school. These may be minor and temporary, or occasionally more severe and long lasting.  In order to meet the needs of all pupils, therefore, the School operates the Graduated Response as recommended by the Code of Practice (2014). This Procedure offers a positive approach to early co-operation between school and parents in identifying and meeting any potential learning difficulty. Huish favours early intervention to ensure children are supported in Mathematics and Literacy in particular, and a range of support groups exist in this school for ensuring children make good progress.
The School is committed to creating an atmosphere in which individual differences are valued, and we aim to help pupils develop confidence, self-esteem and a positive attitude to their own learning.  We welcome close links with parents, and recognise their importance as partners in the education of their children.

Local support for children and young people
with SEND




These sites are shared to signpost you to further support and information – Huish Primary School does not have any connection to the sites or gain financially from publishing these links on our website.

General Information and Support
Somerset SENDIAS –SEN and Disability Information and Advice Service (formerly Somerset Parent Partnership)
Somerset Parent Carer Forum
Sound Thinking – private Educational Psychology, Specialist Teaching and Speech, Language & Communication  Assessment and Consultation
Speech, Language and Communication
Somerset Integrated Therapy Service – useful Fact Files/Advice Sheets on speech, language and communication difficulties
Talking Point – information on children’s communication
I CAN – Children’s Communication Charity, includes useful factsheets
Somerset Dyslexia Association


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